Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater

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Mears State Park is a 50acre state park in Pentwater, Oceana County, Michigan. It is a sandy park directly on Lake Michigan, bordering a channel leading into Pentwater Lake. The park only covers 50acre but has swimming, camping, and picnicking areas and a one-mile (1.6 km) hiking trail. The park land was once owned by Charles Mears, who was an early settler of Pentwater, and was donated to the state by his daughter in 1923 when Michigan was beginning to establish its state park system.Facilities Beach House Store Campground - 175 Sites, 1 Lodge Lighthouse Picnic Area Picnic Shelter PlaygroundActivities Fishing Hiking - 1mi Metal Detecting SwimmingNearby Points of Interest Pentwater Pier Mac Wood's Dune Rides www.macwoodsdunerides.com
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  • August 12, 2017
    This week was "Homecoming"week in Pentwater. Friday was Mears State Park Day. It was a real nice day on the beach. There is a lot going on there and the rangers are pretty mellow about it all. The mor...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a great place to camp. The campsites are all paved and level. It is very close quarters to your neighboring campers. This campground is on the shore of Lake Michigan. The beach and marina are ...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Stopped by the other day and was impressed with the beach at this state park. The park is within walking distance of downtown and surrounding vacation rental properties. This seems to be a small park ...  more »

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